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SPECTACULAR metal, came out the same day as Nirvana launched
E. Townsend | 06/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"SPECTACULAR hair metal album --- every tune would've been a top ten or #1 if just released a year or so earlier. Really a perfect example of where our heads were at right before the Grunge movement.
Bangalore Choir's "On Target" launched the SAME DAY as NIRVANA -- hair metal died by 4pm that afternoon.
The ULTIMATE hair metal band you've never heard but HAVE to hear. Every tune is a real hit.
Producer Max Norman molested the songs to a high polish and changed a few essential minor chords into major chords -- so made it too radio friendly a la Def Leopard in some places, killed the extreme heaviness of the brutal, fresh demo that got them signed in the first place -- but a few tracks peel paint with heavy grooves, sick guitar tone -- and the whole project is really hook laden, catchy and well crafted -- and on top of it all Dave Reece's huge, deep, 'Big Man' voice is what David Coverdale could only dream of.
Performances from all musicians are just as tight and tasty as you could hope to find in that genre.
Sad story. Dave Reece, the singer, had an ego meltdown over wardrobe issues and dropped the drummer and bassist about a three weeks before the album was released (the ridiculously talented bassist Danny Greenberg, and tasty drummer Derek Thomas played all the tracks on the album -- good friends from the Sunset Strip scene, Ian Mayo and Jackie Ramos, stepped in right before the release and appear on the album photos but had nothing at all to do with the music in any way).
Bangalore's premiere video for 'Loaded Gun' (the softest track and not the best song to introduce the band to the world) appeared in heavy rotation on MTV for about two weeks -- then they disapppeared forever.
Sad, because Bangalore Choir probably would've been a giant stadium draw if they'd not just missed the timing by that crucial year or so...
If you like technically flawless power hair metal --- make sure to add this to your collection and tell two friends -- and so on and so on and so on .....
And by the way -- go to You Tube and punch in "Bangalore Choir" -- check the live bootleg video of "All Or Nothing" from 1990 Sunset Strip gig when Danny and Derek were still on board -- They had it goin on!"
Bangalore Choir--- On Target
bgallo | houston, TX. USA | 06/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great album, lost in the "Nirvana" shuffle back in the early ninetys. A must have for any hard rock fan!!! Recommended!!!
More info below:BANGALORE CHOIR LOS ANGELES CA, USA LINE UP: David Reece (vocals), Curt Mitchell (guitars), John Kirk (guitars), Ian Mayo (bass), Jackie Ramos (drums)
A vicious yet highly melodic Hard Rock outfit, named after a type of torpedo, formed by ex-ACCEPT and SACRED CHILD vocalist David Reece with Ian Mayo and Jackie Ramos, both former members of the Atlantic Records signed HERICANE ALICE. JAGPANZER guitarist JOEY TAFFOLA was seemingly involved at an early stage of the group but was well out of the picture by the time they were in a position to begin recording. Ex-RAZOR MAID men John Kirk and Curt Mitchell took his place. The album, produced by Max Norman, offered a mixture of songs drafted in from outside writers, ranging from AUTOGRAPH's Steve Plunkett ('Angel In Black') to JON BON JOVI and ALDO NOVA ('Do The Dance'). Recording line up comprised Reece, guitarists Curt Mitchell and John Kirk, bassist Dan Greenburg and former KIL D'KOR and BRUNETTE drummer Darek Thomas Cava. The latter went on to PAIN SOCIETY. Upon the band's demise Reece formed SIRCLE OF SILENCE with ex-members of UNRULY CHILD, whilst Mayo and Ramos teamed up with ex-LION guitarist DOUG ALDRICH in BAD MOON RISING to enthusiastic response in Japan. Mayo would later continue the pairing with Aldrich in a fresh venture BURNING RAIN. Reece would later unsuccessfully audition for JUDAS PRIEST. Garry Sharpe-Young"
Stuart M. Tysinger | Johnson City, TN | 06/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Awesome CD! One of the best ever! The musicianship was the best California had to offer & the songwriting had plenty of good hooks & memorable choruses. They had it all but Grunge killed all its potential. John Bon Jovi & Ritchie Sambora wrote "Doin' The Dance" & "Angel In Black" was written by Steve Plunkett of Autograph (This song also appears on Autograph's - Missing Pieces CD), but this version is way better. Overall This cd rocks & the ballads are beyond good. If you like Bon Jovi, Giant, Valentine or 21 Guns then you will love this cd."